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Team Catastrophe Wins Games for Cats Contest

Cat food brand Friskies has announced Team Catastrophe comprised of Jeremiah Ingham, Arthur Danskin, J. Spencer Kennedy and Peter Brown from the Los Angeles area the winner of the first-ever Friskies GamesforCats.com (Games for Cats) Hackathon.

To further support the launch of Friskies’ newest tablet and mobile game, “Happy Wings,” the brand put gamers and developers to the test.

Friskies invited teams of developers to take part in a brain-pixelating weekend to come up with new ways for cats to play by creating the next great game in the Friskies Games For Cats portfolio.

The winning team’s game “Catastrophe” combined their expertise in music with interactive visual elements to allow cats to make interesting music with their paws while defending the universe in a play-like manner.

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“This was so much fun, it was a really great experience for our entire team,” said J. Spencer Kennedy of Team Catastrophe. “I’m really proud of our team, we were able to come up with the concept on the first day and we worked at a remarkable pace to complete our vision for the game.”

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More than 50 gamers and developers were joined by a lineup of judges including gaming industry expert Amir Rahimi from Zynga as well as Amplify co-founder Jeff Solomon, Fosforus creative director Eric Sutherland and Friskies assistant brand manager Alison Coburn.

Three prizes were awarded including Team Catastrophe, the grand prize winner who took home $15,000. Team Cat Tales/Give Us The Milk won second place and took home $3,000 and third place winner, Team Frisky Owls took home $2,000.

In the picture above: Team Catastrophe comprised of Jeremiah Ingham, Arthur Danskin, J. Spencer Kennedy and Peter Brown from the Los Angeles area who were the winners of the first-ever Friskies GamesforCats.com Hackathon.

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